The Administrative Appeal Court of Nantes recognized this Monday, July 21 the State responsibility after the death, due to green algae decomposition, of a horse in summer 2009 on a beach in Côtes d'Armor Brittany. This is the first time that the French state is condemned because of green algae for health and not environmental consequences.
As a sanctuary for marine mammals, French Polynesia is a must for easily observe different cetaceans'species. "Mata Tohora" association offers all volunteers to record their observations on an online platform while "Te Mana O Temoana" launched a free application to identify cetaceans. A funny and educational way to help improve knowledge about dolphins and whales in Pacific.
If Wrangel Island is one of the three most important nursery in the world for polar bears, its waters would contain some 90 billion tonnes of oil in the Arctic. The Russian state has granted operating licenses to Rosneft and ExxonMobil without informing Unesco main guardian of this precious World Heritage reserve.
U.S. scientists have called for international cooperation to preserve the ecosystems of the deep seabed, whose mineral wealth and fisheries are coveted by manufacturers.
Taiwan Forestry Office announced the creation of a sanctuary to protect the white dolphin of China, an endangered humpback dolphin species. Set up by the end of June, the sanctuary will cover 76,300 hectares along the west coast of the island.
Second tourist destination in the world for manta, Indonesia has created the largest sanctuary in the world to protect this fascinating sea creature is as popular amongst divers for their grace than amongst Chinese for their gills.
Located in Corsica, MYRTE experimental platform has set up the Greenergy Box, a new storage system and energy management developed by Areva. Operating on a coupling of solar panels with a system of hydrogen storage and fuel cell, this installation aims to solve the problems of intermittent solar energy.
With his steel trunk of 8 meters high and its branches from 80 to 100 plastic sheets that serve as mini wind turbines, "l'Arbre à Vent" revolutionizes the traditional image of wind turbines. Aesthetic and silent, this technological innovation offers a new reliable source of energy on a human scale which should promote energy independence of consumers.
Researchers at University of California Berkeley have developed a carpet that will convert waves into usable energy. The team is looking for funding to develop the first pilot plant into the ocean and convince its benefits.